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Oct 9, 2012 11:30am PDT
afford another round of tax cuts for the wealthy. >> reporter: mr. obama has raise add average of three million dollars from his previous trips here. he may need all the money he can get, because his visit to san francisco came on the day that the pew foundation released national survey wch showed romneyeading him by three percentage points. his next stop, ohio. vic lee, abc7 news. >>> mitt romney is in iowa this morning, moments ago during a rally he slammed president obama for talking about big bird on the campaign trail. >>> food smps, wen t president obg office 32 ll onood amps now there ar47 milli. thesare tough times with serious issues. you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. [ laughing ] [ cheering [ >> romney's comments about big bird are the target of a new spoof tv ad from president obams cam paint mocks romney. -- big bird. >> big, yellow, men noise our economy. mitt romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about, it is sesame street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking
KOFY
Oct 8, 2012 11:30am PDT
policy. >> the tax on our consulate on september 11th, 2012 was likely the work of force as fill ed with those who atack our homeland on september 11th, 2001 this latest assault can't be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting islam, despite ministration's attempts to convince of us of that. >> reporter: the romney campaign is trying to reverse the tide on this issue. the republican contender used today's speech to keep up his criticism of the obama administration. romney had a swagger. he's riding a wave of momentum after last week's debate. latest poll taken after the denver show count has the race tied at 47 among registered voters. president obama had a five point advantage in the three days leading in th debate theame poll found voters ovwhelngly sd romy won't debate, the biggest debate win ever recorded by gallup. bigger than clinton's 42 point margin over bush.4!zf[ç in los angeles last night musicians lent their support. mr. obama thanked the performers and threw in a not so subtle reference to his debate performance. >> the president: theyerfor flawlely, night aft nit. i
KOFY
Oct 4, 2012 11:30am PDT
eated housg has begun to rise. >> repter: he said there was no way romney could cut taxes without adding to the deficit. >> the president: now he's saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the president never brought up the 47% comment or bain capital. he seemed and looked down during attacks. most say it was romney who won this debate. >> moments like these can wipe the slate clean watch has gone on the last month. >> reporter: as both hit the campaign trail this afternoon. >> two more debates look up and give it to mitt romney. also -- >> reporter: this debate is making political history on twit were the creation of new hash tag fired big bird. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >>> coming to president obama's defense al gore who is suggesting obama's lackluster performance might be blamed on altitude sickness the next deba is aeek from today i kentucky when biden and ryan face off. . >>> back in vallejo police have arrested a retire mad reason for allegedly shooting and killing two of his neighbors. that happened in the flown cove neighborhood 6:00 last night. police found two
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am PDT
lowering the tax rates for wealth any americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class. i'm not going to reduce share of taxes paid by high income people. >> reporter: romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit reductions to the rich. >> the president: it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdenning the middle class, it is math, -- arithmetic. >> i like the way we did it in massachusetts. >> reporter: romney said he would repeople obama care but not all the parts people like. >> number one, preexisting conditions are covered under my plan. young people are able to stay on their family plan. >> the president: what your plan does is duplicate what already law. >> reporter: the president's responses did not pin romney to what he said during the prime reese and he was able to reframe his positions. >> you have to have regulation there's some parts of dodd-frank that make sense. >> reporter: wher
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
there is a class action suit claims the fee is a tax and should require a two thirds vote from the legislature, governor brown calls it a fee to help with the budget deficit. >> and a group of people in the south bay is urging google to remove a video clip from you tube related to a film that is sparking violence around the globe. >> happening now in sharp contrast to violent protests around the world this peaceful demonstration in santa clara denounces an antiislam film made in the united states. these protestors are upset with google decision not to remove a video clip available on you tube. the crude film titled "innocence of muslims" angered many, triggering deadly violence. these mothers say they support freedom of expression, but not what they consider hurtful bullying its not okay to tease and if it's deliberate and provocative, it borders on faith based bullying, boy say. >> they say do are just hoping google reconsiders a plea to take down the clip. >> officials are investigating allegations of anti-semitism in the university of california berkeley claiming officials faile
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 1:05am PDT
the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to either avoid raising the deficit or burdennenning the middle class. it is math. it is arithmetic. >> on health care -- >> first of all, i like the way we did it in massachusetts. >> romney said he would repeal obama care, but not all of the parts people like. >> preexisting conditions are covered under my plan. number two, young people are able to stay on their family plan. >> what your plan does is to duplicate what is already the law. >> the president's responses did not pin romney to what he said during the primaries and the republican nominee was able to reframe his positions. >> we are not going to get rid of all regul
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm PDT
after this ook they pass that tax increase with a vote. >> the taxpayer association just filed a lawsuit claiming that that fee is a tax. it means legislature needed a super majority to be valid. the group wants homeowners refunded. >> we're having them pay it and we follow the lawsuit against that tax base seeking to invalidate it. >> in light of a year seen 1300 more fires state wide, cal fire says the fee is critical. the agency's budget has been deducted by the amount the fire fee supposed to bring in this year. >> there is a majority coming out of the general fund. it goes up and goes down with the economy. with this new funding source with the fee, it's providing a stable funding source to help us preprevent lashlgest wildfire autos and i would like to get my name in there to see if we can get cancelled out. >> in sacramento abc 7 news. >> there is gas stations beginning to run dry this, owner has shut down because he'd have to charge $6 a gallon to turn a profit. gasoline are at the lowest they've been in five years, experts blaming it on a supply problem caused in part by
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
ran to the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to either avoid raising the deficit or burdennenning the middle class. it is math. it is arithmetic. >> on health care -- >> first of all, i like the way we did it in massachusetts. >> romney said he would repeal obama care, but not all of the parts people like. >> preexisting conditions are covered under my plan. number two, young people are able to stay on their family plan. >> what your plan does is to duplicate what is already the law. >> the president's responses did not pin romney to what he said during the primaries and the republican nominee was able to reframe his positions. >> we are not going to get rid of all
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
putting a negative spill on the governor's tax increase measure that you'll vote on this november. >> former president clinton same kaim to endorse candidates and now there is more on the political cloud in the bay area race that pollsters consider, what a toss up. >> that is right. and he can pull in support and z.in a congressional district he is hoping that clinton's appearance does just that. >> president clinton came to support four democrat autos four people i'm on the stage with, and each in their own way represent the american dream. >> two incumbents represent eastern edge of the bay area. and. >> before he ran for congress he was in the wind turbine business. >> this time around, is he in a newly drawn district facing a well funded republican opponent. >> and ricky gill running his own ads and outside supporters attacking his opponent and u.s. chamber of commerce paid for this ad and is spending million as tacking democrats and their director tells abc 7 news the path to maintaining a pro business majority goes through the golden state. ricky gill told me the support is
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 4:30am PDT
, when he commented to wealthy donors about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. he told fox news his life has shown that he cares about 100% of americans. more in about 15 minutes. >>> this morning the woman charged with ditching her daughter after a botched shoplifting attempt is sitting in santa clara jail this is marcy keelin's mugshot. cameras were rolling when she stepped out of a list car in san jose yesterday after being extradited from nevada where she had been hiding. investigators say she sped off leaving her 10-year-old behind after workers at a safeway store in morgan hill spotted them stealing. she faces burglary and child endangerment charges. >>> is if expected to be over -- san francisco has several major events taking place, police will be patrolling all over they. they say you can take precautions against becoming a victim. ama daetz has more. >> reporter: san francisco is teaming with sailors, military and otherwise. america's cup racing and fleet week are two of several major events this weekend. huge crowds expected to congest city streets a
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
vests made it safely to shore. >>> governor brown's tax measure getting support from hollywood heavyweights. donated combined $100,000 to the initiative. the donations came to days before governor brown announced he signed bills extending 100 million dollar film tax credit until 2017. >>> 6:06. time for a look at forecast, if you like it hot, you will like it again today. >> if you don't like it there is relief to be found in the bay area. >>> relief late this afternoon at the coast. temperatures will make a run up to 80 then start to fall later into the evening rest of us will have to wait until overnight and tomorrow to get relief. temperatures this morning warmer than yesterday napa one degree cooler san jose exactly the same. we are starting off in the low to mid 60s except for north bay valleys to the coast in the 50s. storm track well north starting to slip a little farther south producing high pressure to the east going to lose its grip a little on the coast this afternoon. for rest of us, another scorcher, 50s and 60s now, by noon 80s and mid 90s bay and inland. coast 7
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 4:30am PDT
obesity richmond is one the city is considering a -- one cent per ounce tax on sugary drinks. >>> long public ordeal is over. decision-day is here for ross mirkarimi. we are live with the latest on the last-ditch efforts to sway supervisors. >>> people struggling to hold on to their homes in oakland may get more help. program being unveiled this morning. >>> is the pain at the pump easing? we just checked latest gas [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents fabulous but...when i add chicken, barbecue sauce... and cheese...and roll it up woo-wee! i've made a barbecue chicken crescent chow down. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin.
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 11:00am PDT
to foreign policy. >> the tax on our consulate on september 11th, 2012 was likely the work of force as fill ed with those who atack our homeland on september 11th, 2001 this latest assault can't be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting islam, despite administration's attempts to convince of us of that. >> reporter: the romney campaign is trying to reverse the tide on this issue. the republican contender used today's speech to keep up his criticism of the obama administration. romney had a swagger. he's riding a wave of momentum after last week's debate. latest poll taken after the denver show count has the race tied at 47 among registered voters. president obama had a five point advantage in the three days leading in the debate. the same poll found voters overwhelmingly said romney won't debate, the biggest debate win ever recorded by gallup. bigger than clinton's 42 point margin over bush.4!zf[ç in los angeles last night musicians lent their support. mr. obama thanked the performers and threw in a not so subtle reference to his debate performance. >> the president: they perfor
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
thousands of dollars in more in taxes in june. the policy center says average house will pay $3500 more per year in taxes if congress doesn't extend tax cuts. temporary cuts put in place since twun are set so-to-expire, all of them in january. that includes income tax and payroll taxes. congress could extend some are all cuts with a decision not expected until after electrics f you're an american express customer you may have money coming to you. the bank will refund $85 million to a quarter million customers because of what the government called deceptive practices. saying the bank charged late fees and discriminated against older consumers. officials said telemarketers promised a $300 reward that actually did not exist. and american express says it has cooperated fully with the investigation and correcting violations and the bank agreed to refund customers directly. >> wow. all right. thank you. >> sure. >> and outside today, snokin snoking -- smoking hot. >> there is a look at the forecast in october. >> i know. really. inland areas unseasonally hot today. coastal areas were warmer t
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 1:05am PDT
considering a one cent per ounce tax on sugar drink. >> let's get a check of what is to come for our work week weather wise. >> maybe a little rain. local. we have the forecast. >> it's local indeed. i'll just put it to you this way. i wouldn't wash the car the next couple of days because we have a possibility of some showers moving in. live doppler 7 hd are the now. watching the moisture hear. just off the coast line here. it's still well off the coast but there has been at least one lightening strike around west of half man bay. so we are watching it for you carefully in case anything develops. temperatures writ now in the 50's and even few 60's showing up. here is the forecast we look at partly cloudy skies overnight. isolated showers are possible tomorrow with showers mainly in the south bay as we head into wednesday. very scattered in nature. now tomorrow morning when you head out the door make sure you bundle up. expecting some cool conditions. north bay valley low to upper 40's. even some upper 40's morgan hill santa cruz we look at temperatures in the 50's across the rest of the b
ABC
Oct 6, 2012 1:05am PDT
additional people to go to the game they will buy a lot of food and beverage and the sales tax will come to the city of oakland. >> let's go oakland has now 52,000 followers on the facebook inning pa. management says it has no plans though to remove those tarps for the division playoffs. >> you hope everybody wants to go to the game. >> that would be nice. >> i'm sure there is a great reason for keeping the tarp on. dea wh no idea what it might be. here is the problem with the one-game playoff. an absurd call changes everything in atlanta. and oh, do the fans react. sports is next. ♪ [ typing ] ♪ ♪ [ camera shutter clicks ] ♪ gets her every time. [ male announcer ] it's hard to resist the craveable nature of the salty peanuts, dark chocolate, and smooth peanut butter in nature valley sweet & salty nut bars. irresistible. by nature valley. 100% new. ♪ 100% greek. 100% mmm... ♪ oh wow, that is mmm... ♪ in fact it's so mmm you might not believe it's a hundred calories. well ok then, new yoplait greek 100. it is so good. ♪ the one-game playoff. you play 162 games for one
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 4:00pm PDT
insurance, have you to buy insurance or pay for it. when you pay when you file income tax. that is going through irs. >> interesting. >> this comes from diane. she asks i was wondering when mobile carriers going to deactivate stolen phone autos they've been working on a plan that if someone steels your phone they won't be able to use your phone. verizon is doing thchl they turn off the phone. the phone cannot be used on any carrier by october 31 every other carrier will be in on this. and so if stolen, it's inoperable in america. >> and marilyn asked i was in the gap and they were not charging for bags and giving out plastic bags to customers. are they exempt? >> no. and here is the basic rule for the new bag ban. they must charge 10 cents if they give you a bag. you're not allowed to have plastic so you're down to compostable bag that's look plastic and then, paper bags, both they must charge a dime. and the only people or businesses that are exempt are restaurants. right now they are allowed to give you a bag so think in terms of a dried up restaurant. what would you do? >> and t
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 4:00pm PDT
campaigning. >> that taxes on middle income people. i won't raise taxes on the person people. >> there is no republican that won without winning there. a new poll of voters shows the president's lead slung to four points. and there is last night, slamming romney. >> we reinvented a dying auto industry supporting one in eight ohio jobs. >> with the race tightening the showdown has greater stakes vice president biden expected to come out and challenge ryan. >> i've been doing mostly is frankly studying up on congressman ryan's position. on the issues. i don't want to say anything that is not accurate. >> and the. >> joe is just going to come flying at us. it's -- it seems clear this strategy is just calling us liars. and this is to go into a mud pit. >> both are well versed on policy issues so a challenge both may be trying to explain without getting too into the weeds and turning off voters at home. >> there is abc 7 broadcasting the live debate tomorrow night at 6:00 and after that the new drama "last resort". at 10 there is a special presentation of what would you do. >> and race for white
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
the economy. the pair also brought the sluggish economy with romney promising to close tax loopholes and limit deductions. mr. obama says that plan will hurt the struggling middle class. >> the president: it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. the it is math, arithmetic. >> pundits this morning are saying romney's aggressive perform was what he needed. >> -- performance was what he needed. >>> a poll conducted last night immediately after the debate found 67% of registered voters went for mitt romney. 25% went for president obama. cnn conducted the poll with 430 americans. >>> next debate takes play week from today in kentucky when vice president biden and congressman ryan face off. abc 7 will air that debate live. >>> stock market opens up in less than 30 minutes. this morning investors will be keeping a close eye on helmand province, -- on hp, stock closed down 8% after whitman said expect lower revenue and proves until at least 2016. com
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
americans have been buried, crushed. i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle income families. >> reporter: the president challenged his rifle saying romney cannot keep his -- his rival saying romney cannot keep his -- >> the president: now he's saying his big bold idea is never mine. >> reporter: other topics included medicaid reform. while there wasn't a knock out punch from either side some feel the president may been too relaxed. >> he seemed a little detached at times didn't want to be there >> reporter: most agree romney led after lagging in many polls this first mav up could give him the boost he needed. >> knowing he's behind and he needs to win i think he put the president on the defensive a number of times. >> reporter: the candidates aren't wasting time, they are back on the campaign trail today. the next debate is next week when the al candidates go one-on-one. -- when the vice presidential candidates go one-on-one. >> if you missed the debate go to abc7news.com. the next debate in danville, kentucky when vice president biden and congressman ryan will face
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
donors about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. romney told fox news last night that his life has shown he cares 100% about people. >>> mitt romney's wife ann has been booked as a guest host on "good morning america" next week. she will fill in for robin roberts who is on extended medical leave. the appearance is set for next wednesday, abc news is in discussions with the first lady for a similar appearance. >>> are you doing your holiday shopping early? if you are, chances are you are worried about the economy. >> jane king is live at the new york stock exchange with that and investors seem to be liking what they are seeing in the jobs report, right? >>> in september according to the labor day falling to 7.8%, the labor department say 114,000 jobs created last month almost exactly what economists predicted. there's some dispute about those rosey numbers. an analyst says, the number of household surveyed in this report was double normal. he believes that contributed to the drop. and we have ge's former ceo tweeting this morning the obama administration manipulate
ABC
Oct 6, 2012 8:00am PDT
beverage which sales tax will come to the city of oakland. >>> let's go oakland has 52,000 followers on its facebook page. they say they have no plans to remove the tarps for the division playoffs. >> cincinnati and san francisco has placed a wager on the games at at&t park. san francisco mayor and cincinnati mayor have agreed the losing city will host a cook off fund-raiser to benefit the winning seasons sports program. as for yesterday's wildcard games, larry beil has the story in this morning's sports. >> good morning, here is the problem with the one-game playoff. you play 162 games, you get one chance and an umpire blows a call that kills you, it happened in the braves game last night. you like this. molina with a drive to right. jason hayward fighting the sun back to the wall and makes the catch. spectacular concentration. down to the sixth, former a matt halliday, 4-2 cardinals. meltdown in the 8th. short stop going out on this pop-up. halliday comes in and ball drops and infield fly and the batter is automatically out. two men out and two outs. as for trash on the f
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. city is considering a one cent per ounce tax on sugar drink. >> let's get a check of what is to come for our work week weather wise. >> maybe a little rain. local. we have the forecast. >> it's local indeed. i'll just put it to you this way. i wouldn't wash the car the next couple of days because we have a possibility of some showers moving in. live doppler 7 hd are the now. watching the moisture hear. just off the coast line here. it's still well off the coast but there has been at least one lightening strike around west of half man bay. so we are watching it for you carefully in case anything develops. temperatures writ now in the 50's and even few 60's showing up. here is the forecast we look at partly cloudy skies overnight. isolated showers are possible tomorrow with showers mainly in the south bay as we head into wednesday. very scattered in nature. now tomorrow morning when you head out the door make sure you bundle up. expecting some cool conditions. north bay valley low to upper 40's. even some upper 40's morgan hill santa cruz we look at temperatures in the 50's across
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00am PDT
. [ cheering ] >> the president: and we cannot afford another round of tax cuts for the wealthy. >> reporter: mr. obama has raise add average of three million dollars from his previous trips here. he may need all the money he can get, because his visit to san francisco came on the day that the pew foundation released national survey which showed romney leading him by three percentage points. his next stop, ohio. vic lee, abc7 news. >>> mitt romney is in iowa this morning, moments ago during a rally he slammed president obama for talking about big bird on the campaign trail. >>> food stamps, when the president taobg office, 32 mill on food stamps, now there are 47 million. these are tough times with serious issues. you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. [ laughing ] [ cheering [ >> romney's comments about big bird are the target of a new spoof tv ad from president obama's cam paint mocks romney. -- >> big bird. >> big, yellow, men noise our economy. mitt romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about, it is
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 11:00am PDT
taxes without adding to the deficit. >> the president: now he's saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the president never brought up the 47% comment or bain capital. he seemed unassertive and looked down during attacks. most say it was romney who won this debate. >> moments like these can wipe the slate clean watch has gone on the last month. >> reporter: as both hit the campaign trail this afternoon. >> two more debates look up and give it to mitt romney. also -- >> reporter: this debate is making political history on twit we are the creation of new hash tag fired big bird. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >>> coming to president obama's defense al gore who is suggesting obama's lackluster performance might be blamed on altitude sickness. the next debate is a week from today in kentucky when biden and ryan face off. . >>> back in vallejo police have arrested a retire mad reason for allegedly shooting and killing two of his neighbors. that happened in the flown cove neighborhood 6:00 last night. police found two men 50 and 58 dead at the scene. a 65-year-old man surrendered
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm PDT
will buy a lot of food and beverage and the sales tax will come to the city of oakland. >> let's go oakland has now 52,000 followers on the facebook inning pa. management says it has no plans though to remove those tarps for the division playoffs. >> you hope everybody wants to go to the game. >> that would be nice. >> i'm sure there is a great reason for keeping the tarp on. we swrus have no idea what it might be. here is the problem with the one-game playoff. an absurd call changes everything in atlanta. and oh, do the fans react. sports is next. >>> here is the trouble with the one-game playoff. you play 162 games for one chance and an umpire blows the call and it kills you. it happened in atlanta. molina with a drive to right. look at hayward. he is going back to the wall and he leaps and makes the catch. that is spectacular concentration right there. the top six and former a. a solo homer and 4-2 saint luis. a melt down in the eighth. holiday is coming in and the ball will drop, but he calls it the infield fly rule. so the batter is automatically out instead of bases loaded and
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm PDT
leadership. it's salesmanship. and... we cannot afford another round of tax cuts for wealthy. >> he raised $3 million from his previous trips here and may need all of the money he can get and this visit came on the day the pew foundation released a survey showing romney leading him by three points. this next stop, ojai yes. >> mitt romney stepped up his attacks against president obama in iowa today and this rallied supporters at an event. >> we're going to do this together and take back this country. we're going to keep it strong and get america going again. you guys, iowa is going to help elect me the next president of the united states. >> this mentioned has reenergized this campaign. the vice presidential candidates debate this thursday at 6:00. >> there is a dying woman's trip to hawaii took a terrible turn. a pat down left her distraught. she's dying of leukemia making what she calls an end of life trip to hawaii. she said screeners at sea-tac airport denied a request for a private pat down then made her lift her shirt and pull back bandages from surnlry autos when someone wants to ta
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
considering a one cent per ounce tax on sugary drinks. >>> next, 10 months after a domestic violence incident, suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi could learn his fate today. >>> fitness and fuel efficiency. the new connection between your weight and how much gas you pump into yo
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
chevron to improve safety, hire more locals and pay fair share of taxes more fallout after the august fire caused by a deteriorated pipeline. toxic smoke from the fire sent 15,000 people to the hospital chevron officials were not at last night's meeting but expect more heat today when protesters plan to gather at 3:00 at the richmond bart station they will rally in washington park 4:30 then the refinery at 5:00. >>> apple's iphone 5 out dueled main rival. michigan company tested three dozen cell phones for toxic chemicals. the iphone 5 finished fifth, main competitor samsung finished 9th. topping the list with the least amount of hazardous materials motorola citrus. we have links to the study on abc7news.com. >>> oracle's ceo larry ellison says he plans to turn the ha ya island he bought into an eco lab. he wants to experiment with more environmentally sound ways to live on lanai. he hopes to convert seawater to freshwater. he would like to see more electric cars on the island instead of expensive jeeps that people currently rent. he wants to increase exports to japan and other markets. he
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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
relied heavily on their running mates to lead their campaign. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years. >> reporter: it didn't take long for republican vice presidential hopeful ryan to pounce on that comment. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been "buried." we agree. >> reporter: the latest poll shows the race for president is still close. which means every word and gesture tonight could impact the election. after a couple of coin tosses last night we learned president obama will be taking the first question. mitt romney will deliver the final closing argument. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >>> do we expect things to be cordial tonight or sniping? >> reporter: i think they are going to be a lot of attacks tonight. the big focus is on domestic policy and the economy. they've been going back and forth delivering a lot of tax on the economy. the big question is you will see those great one-line jabs from either candidate. they can be great but they can also backfire. it depends
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Oct 7, 2012 11:35pm EDT
closing statements of the debate. >> that's how we cut taxes for middle class families and small businesses. that's how we cut a trillion dollars of spending that wasn't advancing that cause. >> here is the president's closing statement. and you can see at any point in there, we'll get a sense of how many people were agreeing, how many people were disagreeing. if people thought the president was spinning. or dodging a point. and you can see, put them side by side and look at the president's closing statement or governor romney's closing statement. let's hear a little bit from the governor now. >> i will not cut our commitment to our military. i will keep america strong. and get america's middle class working again. >> while the governor was making those statements, 164 reactions came in to us at wjla.com/react that they agreed with what the governor was saying. and also tell you that about the same time, 144 reactions were disagreeing with what governor romney said. so he actually got more likes during his close than the president. he also got more disagreement than the president
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >> reporter: washington think tank says if congress can't reach agreement on extending tax cuts 90% will see hikes averaging $3500. jpmorgan chase sued nor massive fraud during the mortgage crisis. it focuses on improper practices rather than a specific deal. "toys r us" -- toys "r" us is going to match competitors instore prices customers will need to show print ads the offer does not include online deals. honda recalling 600,000, 2003 through 2007 accords with v6 engines. don't worry about a bacon shortage industry says those are you ready ? share everything by turning your smartphone into a mobile hotspot for up to 8 wifi-enabled devices at no extra charge. like the new droid razr m by motorola only $99.99. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ too bad the guys aren't here we're clear. ok, swarm! swarm! hello [ female announcer ] pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. let the making begin >>> good tuesday morning. san francisco you can look across the bay to oakland and y
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Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
additional people to go to the game, they will buy a lot of food and beverage, which sales tax will come to the city of oakland. we think it's an economy issue also. >> they say they have 52,000 followers on their facebook page. a's manager said they have no plans to remove the tarps for the division playoffs. >> the mayors of cincinnati and san francisco have placed a friendly wager on the game tonight. edwards lee and mark mallory from cincinnati will bet, benefiting the youth sports programs. larry beil brings us up-to-date with the morning sports report. >> good morning. here's the problem with the one-game playoff. you play 162 games to get one chance. and an umpire blows a call that kills you. it happened in the braves-cardinals game last night. in atlanta former president jimmy carter enjoying the action. you like this. molina with a drive to right. jason heyward fighting the sun, back to the wall and makes the catch! spectacular concentration. top of the sixth, former a, matt holliday, solo homer off of kris medlen. 4-2, cardinals. meltdown in the eighth. pete going out on t
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00am PDT
to wealthy donors about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. romney told fox news his life has shown that he cares about 100% of americans. >>> san francisco is expected to be overrun with visitors this weekend with several major events taking police and police will be patrolling all over the city trying to keep trouble to a minimum. crowds coming to watch are two of several major events going on. police say people should be alert in crowded situations and protect their purses and pockets. your phone may be the most attractive item nor thieves. >> if you are going to -- use your cell phone put it in your pocket like you would your wallet you wouldn't walk around with wallet and cash out don't do it with a three to five hunt dollar piece of electronic equipment. >> police say take steps to prevent yourself from becoming a victim. >>> giants holding rally outside at&t park today to get ready for post-season play this weekend. fans are encouraged to wear orange and pick up a flag. giants went through a light workout yesterday in preparation for the series. they will f
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Oct 6, 2012 6:00am PDT
work with democrats on a plan to cut taxes for 98% of americans and a bill to help families refinance their homes at lower interest rates. >> congress needs to step up and provide every responsible homeowner a chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage by refinancing at lower rates. i gave them a plan to do that back in february. it's a plan that has the support of independent, nonpartisan economists and leaders across the housing industry. >> for the gop, republican national committee chairman rence priebus said obama's economic plans repeats the same failed policy that is have buried the middle class the past four years. >>> for more on the skyrocketing gas prices. an organization representing independent gas stations made a move that could have brought prices down for everyone. nannette miranda is in sacramento with the story. >> to bring down high gasoline prices, the california independent markers oil association, which represents independent station operators, filed for a waiver with state regulators asking that they able to sell winter blend fuel now. the an
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00am PDT
the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to either avoid raising the deficit or burdennenning the middle class. it is math. it is arithmetic. >> on health care -- >> first of all, i like the way we did it in massachusetts. >> romney said he would repeal obama care, but not all of the parts people like. >> preexisting conditions are covereunder my plan. numberwo, young people are able to stayn their family plan. >> what your plan does is to duplicate what is already the law. >> the president's responses did not pin romney to what he said during the primaries and the republican nominee was able to reframe his positions. >> we are not going to get rid of all regulation. you have to have regulatio
KOFY
Oct 7, 2012 9:00pm PDT
economic plan calls for a five trillion tax cut. >> i don't have a five trillion tax cut. >> that has campaigns arguing. what is the truth? romney does want to cut tax rates, that would reduce revenue by five trillion over ten years. he would offset the loss by eliminating loopholes and deductions but he has refused to say which ones. >> romney's solution he decided there wasn't math involved in this problem. that is absolutely crazy. >> as the president continues the fund-raising swing in the west, mitt romney will deliver a speech tomorrow with a stinging rebuke of obama policy especially in the middle east. >>> president obama appeared at nokia theater in los angeles and allied today his lack laws terrify debate performance last week. >> everybody is incredible professionals and they perform flawssly night after night. i can't ways say the same. >> he came on stage after perfornces by perform answers. he went to a $25,000 per plate dinner. >> he is in san francisco tomorrow. his first event is intercontinental hotel in san francisco. traffic signs is mark regular strict areas. foll
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Oct 9, 2012 9:00pm PDT
. school budget at the mercy of of voters this november it seems. proposition raise taxes and fund schools. we look tonight at how they differ and why the opponent plan could be pilfered by politicians. >> also here. former coach sandusky sentenced to decades in prison. the victims response and why sandusky attorney says he lost the case. >> accu-weather forecast cente center. not only a chance of showers developing by tomorrow but maybe even thunder showers. accu-weather forecast coming up. >> thanks experience. also tonight. old and hidden note discovered in yosemite national park. connects 2 people 40 years apart. how the stories years apart. how the stories >> that is the sound of about 100 canister of eevter blown up today in calistoga. the crate of canister found yesterday by a cleaning crew at the napa county fairgrounds. but because of its volatility the sheriff's department decided it was safer to just blow it up right there than to try to move it around. sheriff's department officials say the eevter was packaged in 1957 and belonged to long forgotten stash of disaster sup
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Oct 4, 2012 9:00pm PDT
romney of proposing tax cut for the rich that will hurt the middle class. >> average middle class family with children would pay 2000 dollars more. >>reporter: fact check. president numbers are shakey. 5 trillion is romney proposed tax cut over the next 10 years. the president number assumes that there will be no change from increased economic growth. when it came to the health care debate romney made a similar assumption. >> i can't understand how you can cut medicare 7 16 billion dollars for current cipient onedicar. >>repoer: fact check that 7 16 billion dollar projection. the president plan saves that much money by limiting payments to insurance company, drug company and hospitals. and they have all agreed to those reductions. soless tonight both men were relaying on own assumptions. the facts sometimes took a beating. >> think basically pele a judgg on the perfmance itse. on who seemed more confident. more relaxed. >>reporter: sov news political analyst bruce king says nobody is judging the debate on most factual argument. both men stretched the truth to fit their assumptions
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Oct 6, 2012 12:00am PDT
sales tax will come to the city of oakland. >> let's go oakland has now 52,000 follows on the facebooknning pa. manageme says it has no plans thgh to remove the tarps for the division playoffs. >> you hope everybody wants to go to the game. >> that would be nice. >> i'm sure there is a great reason for keeping the tarp on. we swrus have no idea what it might be. here is the problem with the one-game playoff. an absurd call changes everything in atlanta. and oh, do the fans react. sports is next. >>> here is the trouble with the one-game playoff. you play 162 games for one chance and an umpire blows the call and it kills you. it happened in atlanta. molina with a drive to right. look at hayward. he is going back to the wall and he leaps and makes the catch. that is spectacular concentration right there. the top six and former a. a solo homer and 4-2 saint luis. a melt down in the eighth. holiday is coming in and the ball will drop, but he calls it the infield fly rule. so the batter is automatically out instead of bases loaded and one man out and two out. fans throw trash on th
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Oct 9, 2012 12:00am PDT
. richmond is on one. city is considering a one cent per ounce tax on sugar drink. >> let's get a check of what is to come for our work week weather wise. >> maybe a little rain. local. we have the forecast. >> it's local indeed. i'll just put it to you this way. i wouldn't wash the car the next couple of days because we have a possibility of some showers moving in. live doppler 7 hd are the now. watching the moisture hear. just off the coast line here. it's still well off the coast but there has been at least one lightening strike arnd west of half man bay. so we are watching it for you carefully in case anything develops. temperatures writ now in the 50's and even few 60's showing up. here is the forecast we look at partly cloudy skies overnight. isolated showers are possible tomorrow with showers mainly in the south bay as we head into wednesday. very scattered in nature. now tomorrow morning when you head out the door make sure you bundle up. expecting some cool conditions. north bay valley low to upper 40's. even some upper 40's morgan hill santa cruz we look at temperatures in the
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm PDT
proposal that he has been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut flip' not lookior $5rillion tax cut. i said i won't p in place a tax cut that adds to the deficit. >> the other big story tonight the great debate. president obama and governor romney fight over taxes and the economy. good evening. i'm dan ashley. let's get the latest on this tonight from abc 7 news political reporter mark matthews. it was an interesting exchange. >> it was clear right from the start that mitt mitt romney sae debate as a chance to shake up the race and came out aggressive and prepared and put the president on the defensive for much of the 90 minutes. >> president obama and mitt romney went head to head. the candidates boiled down their economic arguments. >> governor romney has a perspective that says if we cut taxes skewed towards the wealthy and roll back regulations that we will be better off. i have got a different view. >> the president has a view very similar to the view he d when ran four years guy. if you will, trickle down government would work. that is not the right answer fo
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